Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Lemon Basil Potatoes

This warm potato salad is simple and delicious. It can be served cool and no mayo involved so it's picnic friendly.

Red potatoes, cubed (amount varies per serving, I used about 8)
juice of 1 lemon
handful of basil, chopped
1 sprig rosemary
garlic powder to taste
1/2 c or so olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar (champagne would work nicely)
2-4 strips cooked bacon (optional)
red pepper flakes to taste

Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until fork tender. Drain.
Meanwhile, make your vinaigrette. Combine lemon juice, vinegar, and olive oil, whisking thoroughly. Add herbs and seasoning.
Pour the mixture over the potatoes. Add the bacon and red pepper flakes and gently mix.
Serve warm.

1 comment:

-qir said...

This is very similar to a french vinagrette style potato salad that I like to make when I feel like I can handle the carbs.

I use any sort of low starch boiler, those golden fingerling potatoes look especially great with the green herb flecks.